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CBS
Apr 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
. >>> more trouble for toyota. the automaker stops selling one of its luxury brands over safety concerns. >>> and against all odds. a florida girl, missing for four days, is found in an alligator-infested swamp. >> i burst, i ran in and told my alligator-infested swamp. >> i burst, i ran in and told my wife, and gosh. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm michelle gielan. a series of strong and deadly earthquakes struck western china this morning. at least 300 people are dead, thousands of others are injured and unaccounted for. they're buried under collapsed buildings. peter sharpe of britain's sky news reports from beijing. >> reporter: this was a particularly strong earthquake. it measured 6.9 on the richter scale, and it struck at one of the most remote, inhospitable and rugged parts of china in the west of the country. it was followed, the first earthquake, was followed by 18 aftershocks. and the local residents were reduced to scrambling through the rubble using their hands and shovels in the first hours after the quake, trying to reach hundreds, tho
CSPAN
Apr 7, 2010 10:00am EDT
those words with an announcement that it will seek a fine against toyota of $16 million for failing to notify officials . starting as off is dave shepardson of "detroit news." many people saw the headline -- regulators seeking a fine of $16.40 million against toyota. the statement said "if upheld." why does it say that? >> toyota gets to formally denied decide whether it wants to appeal the fine. this is by far the largest ever find that nhtsa has sought to impose. the previous was $1 million against general motors in 2004. the amounts are symbolic, given that these are companies with hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue. $16 million is a rounding error for them. >> what happens next? have you heard from toyota? if it goes to court, how long would the process take? >> toyota has two weeks to respond and say they will pay the fine or challenge it. nhtsa has to decide if it is going to uphold the fine. if toyota continues to challenge it, they will go to the district court to get a job to uphold it. that process could take several months if toyota decides to fight it. >> the tra
CSPAN
Apr 7, 2010 1:00pm EDT
to the fine that nhtsa is seeking against toyota -- $16.40 million? >> if the evidence points to the fact that toyota was withholding information from regulators and the public it is appropriate. that fine level is relatively new. it is a new authority from the tread act that was passed in response to the ford at firestone issue -- the ford firestone issue. before that, the fine was down in the hundreds of thousands. we were the first ones to cross that million dollar barrel. ford was slow to report a windshield wiper defect that was a safety threat. going to $16 million, to the full extent of the law, sends a message to the industry that they are serious. >> i read one critics saying that "toyota embarrassed the agency and that is where this is coming from." what do you think? >> the agency's mission oriented. it does not have all of the tools it might need. it is usually outgunned by the global industry. this was critic for a national industry. we transitioned to a global industry. it is trying to maintain the rules. what you do is you find people who have gone over the rules and you ho
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
a dangerous situation. >> toyota in hot water again. why they're pulling a car from dealership. >>> it can affect organs, it can cause organ failure. >>> where's the beef? we find out what is hidden in your meat. >>> and the lowest game attended in orioles history. why so few people are saying take me out to the ball game. >>> good morning. it's wednesday, april 14th. i'm patrice harris. >>> you're waking up to a cold start to the morning. meteorologist steve fertig is here with a look at -- why? >> clearing skies northerly flow. >> man. >> that is the ingredients for cooler temperatures. we have the possibility of a little bit of frost out there this morning. >> oh my god. >> patchy and a lot of fog. >> i did. >> and 695 out of whitemarsh it was desperately much on the foggy side. take a look as far as the hd radar, you can see there's plenty of clouds to start the day. low level clouds and fog as we said. reduce visibility quite a bit. be careful as you head out this morning, and give you plenty of time. and it will be a sunny day. 35 degrees in baltimore, and up to wilmington, 38, and h
NBC
Apr 13, 2010 7:00pm EDT
of the devastation and the enduring spirit there. >>> new trouble for toyota. one group is warning consumers they should not buy a certain vehicle. >>> and lost and found. a positive outcome tonight in the kind of story that all too often doesn't end this well. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. he is a genuine american hero. neil armstrong was the first man on the moon. since those years he receded into a quiet life in america. there is no neil armstrong action figure, no chain of restaurants, and while he's walked on the moon, he's never been tempted to dance with the stars. our veteran space correspondent jay barbree exclusively obtained a letter written by neil armstrong and several other icons of the space program. it directly challenges president obama's reported plans to idle the u.s.-manned space program. astronauts armstrong, jim lovell and gene cernan write, "without the skill and experience that actual spacecraft operation provides, the usa is far too likely to being on a long downhill slide to mediocrity." and on this annive
CBS
Apr 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
is made up of volunteers just trying to improve their community. >>> at 6:05. new developments in toyota's troubles. jessica doyle is live with a look at some company e-mails. >> that's right. new evidence that toyota was not on the up and up with drivers and officials about its massive safety problems. a newly recovered internal e-mail reveals deep concerns that the company wasn't dealing with the safety problems effectively and could damage toyota's reputation. on january 21st, toyota announced it would recall 2.3 million vehicles to address problems with sticking accelerator pedals in six vehicle models. it already recalled more than four million vehicles regarding gas pedals that could get stuck in floor mats but five days before the very new recall a pr executive at toyota warned colleagues that "we need to come clean." about accelerator problems. irv miller writes an internal e-mail -- this new e-mail could fan existing criticism from earlier this week. the transportation secretary hit toyota with the maximum civil fin allowable from the federal government. the transportation depar
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
into what caused the blast are under way. >> we have some news of an important decision by toyota. the company says it will stop selling alexis suv because of rollover concerns. "consumer reports" issued a rare label not to buy the vehicle for the 2010 lexus gx 460. the magazine says it has handling problems that could cause it to roll over during sharp turns. toyota will conduct its own testing and is alerting current owners about the problem. >> coming up, the first lady's first solo trip includes a special stop in haiti. >> and a common mistake that could delay it millions of tax returns. >> first, another warm up is on the way. we will have some sunshine possibly today. brian van de graaff will tell you. traffic and captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we have a soggy start to the day, especially west of 95 spirit up and down to 70, 66, 70. if and east of interstate 81 corridor. once the skies cleared last night, it turned into a fog. the sky is done in a lot brighter as the sun is getting ready to rise. not very foggy in alexandria. there is a
NBC
Apr 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
a helicopter and walking tour of the widespread damage. >>> time is 4:38. more troubles for toyota. the new problem that has it pulling another vehicle out of the showroom. >>> a woman assaulted near a busy metro station. a man was able to attack her without anyone seeing. >> do you need your umbrella? we'll have your weather and traffic after this break. >>> and a good wednesday morning everybody. middle of the week is finally here. it's 4:41. i'm news 4 meteorologist chuck bell. yesterday had plenty of clouds and rain showers around. not a whole lot of rain, ended up between .1 and .25 inch. a little less out across northern virginia. temperatures this morning martinsburg in the 30s now, 36 in martinsburg, 34 hagerstown, 39 in fredricks and skies tried to clear out. as a result early this morning we have patchy dense fog to watch out for. temperatures will climb into the high 50s and low 60s with the return of sunshine by mid to late morning. jerry. >> chuck, hopefully the sunshine will wear off some of the fog. in some areas very dense. capital beltway off the wilson bridge had overnight
ABC
Apr 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >>> we are on your side with the new safety warning about another toyota vehicle. consumer reports magazine has uncovered global problems with the new lexus gs 460. toyota has sold about 5000 of the vehicle in the three months since the suv went on sale. toyota has not commented on the morning. -- warning. severe storms dumped a lot of rain in florida. cars were stalled. flood advisories were in effect since yesterday. looks like that is headed our way. >> we aren't going to get anything heavy. we were in the 70's yesterday. >> it is starting to feel normal. >> it will warm up by the end of the week. 65 on thursday and friday. cooling off on the weekend. >> i don't know whether to keep my jacket on or off. >> let's show you what's happening. let's show you the time lapse from early this morning. we have glimpses of sunlight along the horizon. as the day went on, the crowds continued to get thicker. eventually some showers and a little fog as light rain continues to fall. raindrops coming down across the city. 57 is a warm spot south of town where they're not seeing rain yet. 54 deg
ABC
Apr 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
>>> a warning about an suv that is getting a don't buy marking from consumer. the new lexus is plaguing toyota. >> when consumer reports t alks, people listen. this was a big deal when the magazine called the lexus suv a risky buy. another blow for toyota. this man is walking around running his parents. his suv as part at home. >> i was nervous. >> it is not the recent model that they are recommending not to buy. hearing the stern warning regarding safety risks definitely got his attention. >> i would not buy a lexus right now. >> they say they car is prone to sliding when driven into sweeping turns and can cause rollover accidents resulting in wrist injury or death although there are no reports of such accidents. they also said the risk of a x460 isri in a g significant. >> there is an animal or a pot hole, you might turn the wheel more and have the vehicle load the front and the rear end will naturally slide. >> this set the warning comes at a time when toyota is trying to repair its reputation. the warning also stands out because consumer reports has been credited as one reason for toyota's
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
into the explosion. >> we have some news of an important decision by toyota. it says it will stop selling a lexus suv because of rollover concerns. consumer reports issued "don't buy" label for the 2010 gx460. toyota says it will conduct its own tests and is alerting current owners about the potential problem. >> the first lady's first solo trip had a special stop in haiti. we will have the latest. >> also, a desperate plea for would-be parents after the international adoption controversy. >> temperatures are all the way back up. it's 5:00 07. -- >> good morning. adam caskey, live in alexandria at founders park. it's a little foggy, but there's not that much at this location. elsewhere it is pretty foggy. a good look at to the sunrise in about an hour-and-a-half. it's 48 degrees in alexandria. some chilly numbers out there. out west and a north, winchester is 39 degrees. frederik, 39. ashburn is 40. in the district we are checking in at 44. it is a cool start to the day. dense fog advisory west of 95 until 10:00. otherwise a lot of sunshine today. mid 60's. seven day tomorrow -- 70 tomorrow. >> lov
MSNBC
Apr 13, 2010 2:00pm EDT
by toyota. we've got more it, though. >>> it's been more than a month since former new york congressman eric massa resigned from office and left washington. today we are getting new details about just how bad things reportedly got for his staffers in his office. "the washington post" reports that massa's aides repeatedly complained to senior staff, alleging that massa touched them in a sexual manner or made sexual overtures, including expressing desire to have sex with one of the men in the office. this as the house continues to investigate the allegations against the former congressman. nbc's luke russert is on capitol hill. luke, why are we learning such specific and quite honestly to some, disturbing, allegations now? >> reporter: well, tamron, it's quite interesting. what a lot of members said to me who are close to the situation about a month ago, is once you get some real investigative reporting into eric massa, you're going to have a real big problem. all sorts of allegations are going to come out. that is, in fact, what happened today with the amazing report from the "washington post
MSNBC
Apr 14, 2010 2:00pm EDT
gx 460 suv. toyota suspended sales of the lexus suv last night after consumer reports announced its tests indicated the vehicles are a rollover risk and advised people flat out not to buy them. nbc's jeff rossen joins us from chicago. so, jeff, what's the latest on the federal safety officials getting involved and what is toyota saying now? >> reporter: right. toyota is now saying they're just trying to identify and analyze the problem. toyota was shell shocked i think as consumers were, we all were by this. "consumer reports" incredibly rare that they would come out with a do not buy warning for consumers. often they say this car is better than that car but to flat out say don't buy this car because it's dangerous is something in a new league. the last time they did it was 2001. toyota of course, tamron, under incredible pressure with the gas pedal controversy and critics who say they didn't respond fast enough to that. within hours of "consumer reports" coming out with this warning to consumers, they, themselves, put a stop sales order to their dealerships nationwide. you can't go
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 9:00am EDT
the purpose was to recover commitment to the effort in haiti. >>> and many toyota customers uneasy and so what is the company doing to ease customers. we'll talking to the general manager of toyota electronics next. >>> and a missing girl was found in florida. we'll have the details coming up. >>> welcome back. another big story we're following this morning, more bad news for toyota. it's upscale lexus suv was hit with a safety rating so bad that consumers are being told not to buy it. consumer reports gave the lexus gx 460 a don't-buy rating. the group says the vehicle's electronic traction control doesn't react fast enough and can't stop the vehicle from rolling over. it's the first time in nine years the group has issued that warning. this is the latest in a string of issues the auto giant is working to fix. the company said it is committed to vehicle quality and safety and trying to rin back customer trust. joining us is general electrical engineer for toyota. and let's talk about the latest thing to crop up. consumer reports telling consumers not to buy this vehicle until they fix it. wha
HLN
Apr 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
is manufactured by toyota. here it is. the magazine says the suv carries an unusually high risk of a rollover accident during certain types of turns. it's urging people not to buy the vehicle until the problem has been fixed. 5,000 gs-460s have been recalled. toyota is taking a serious look at the problem and appreciates consumer reports for bringing it to the company's attention. >>> how tough should you be when it comes to tough love? this is quite a debate. a new study on spanking is out. is it a good way to discipline your kids? we'll tell you what research found and get your views on corporal punishment. >>> new information in the search for missing florida girl haleigh cummings. apparently the search is on again. the putnam county sheriff's office said authorities are acting on a tip but won't, laberate beyond that. hill haleigh cummings was last seen in her father ronald's home. here's her picture. take a good look. ronald's then girlfriend and ex-wife misty croslin claims she put haleigh to bed that night and that was the last anyone saw of her. >>> well, there is more evidence that s
NBC
Apr 19, 2010 7:00am EDT
, everyone. >>> today, toyota is agreeing to pay a record fine stemming from its gas pedal problems. tom costello is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: today is the deadline for toyota to accept or fight a $16.4 million fine. the company is expected to pay up, the largest fine ever assessed by the government against a car maker. the government alleges toyota knew about sticking gas pedals last september, but hid the effects and issued a recall. toyota is facing mounting civil lawsuits as well as criminal investigations. a $16 million fine for toyota is really not significant, but it is yet another strike against the company's reputation. toyota recalled 2.3 million vehicles in january for the sticking accelerator. the company has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide because of acceleration problems and braking problems. a government official tells nbc news by paying the full civil penalty, toyota is accepting responsibility for hiding this safety defect from nhtsa, the national highway safety administration, in violation of the law. it now has 30 days to write
MSNBC
Apr 14, 2010 11:00am EDT
to a local hospital for treatment. her parents say she's doing wonderfully. >>> toyota is halting sales of lexus gx 460 suv after consumer reports warned people not to buy it. the magazine says the vehicle is a rollover risk. it's rare for the magazine to make such a warning. joining me, senior editors for cars.com. we were talking about this warning from consumer report yesterday. a few hours later toyota makes this big statement that they are not -- they are suspending the sale of this vehicle. what do you make of this response and what's going on here? >> i think toyota has definitely learned from their past mistakes about not acting fast enough. when they heard this news, they within 24 hours of consumer reports coming out with this don't buy recommendation, they went ahead and suspended sales. not only that, they are giving loaner cars to the 6,000 people that own one until a fix is developed. >> nhtsa, the agency that oversee safety with six and such, this car was approved and okay under their eyesight, an independent agency, consumer reports, does this and now you can't purchase
CBS
Apr 1, 2010 4:30am EDT
are betting most companies will post gains. we've already heard from toyota at new york's auto show on wednesday, a top toyota executive said incentives pushed sales 40% higher in march. >>> amazon is bracing for the ipad. the online retailer has struck new e-book pricing deals with two major publishers just days before apple's launch of the new tablet computer. that's expected to take business away from amazon's kindle. the agreements will allow both publishers to set their own prices. apple has already made similar deals. >>> the home buyer tax credit which expires at the end of april sparked a huge rush in mortgage applications last week and industry reports says home loan applications rose nearly 7%. that's the largest number of applications since october 2009. >>> and this is census day. the government hopes you'll return the forms sent out over the past month or so, but be sure to be careful, there are scam artists sending out phony forms to try to steal your personal information. the official paperwork will never ask for your social security number, bank account information,
ABC
Apr 15, 2010 4:30am EDT
back, toyota puts all of its suv models under the microscope, amid some new safety concerns. >>> and our first look at the new fortune 500. which companies made the list? and which aren't quite where they were last year? st >>> despite signs that the economy is healing, foreclosure filings have hit a record high. the number of homes taken over by banks jumped 35% in the first quarter of this year, compared to last year. government programs helped to reduce foreclosures last year. but some homeowners who had negotiated cheaper mortgages are now losing their homes to foreclosure anyway. >>> toyota says it is conducting safety tests on all of its sport utility models. the decision comes after consumer reports found the automaker's lexus gx-360 to be unsafe. >>> time, now, for a check of market activity, starting overseas. tokyo's nikkei average added almost 69 points today. hong kong's hang seng was slightly lower in late trading. in london, the ftse opened higher. wall street starts the day with the dow jones industrial average at 11,123, after climbing 103 points yesterday. t
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
, serious, new problems for toyota. for the first time in ten years, "consumer reports" says don't buy this car. >>> and a survivor story from a florida swamp. an autistic girl rescued after four days in the wilderness. [ female announcer ] grass stains, believe it or not, i have missed you. pollen in the air kept hunter cooped up itching his eyes and sneezing. but now i found zyrtec®. it's #1 allergist recommended. with children's zyrtec® he can get 24-hour allergy relief indoors and outdoors. ♪ now he can run wild... with the rest of the pack. with children's zyrtec®, he can love the air®. [ male announcer ] this week only save up to $12 on zyrtec® products at zyrtectv.com and in sunday's paper. on zyrtec® products at zyrtectv.com can you believe how fast kids grow these days? that' why there's new danonino. new danonino has twice the calcium of milk, ounce per ounce, so it's power packed for healthy growth. yummy! new danonino from dannon. power packed to help kids grow. >>> toyota says it will temporarily stop selling the lex cuss gx-460, after "consumer reports" said the s
NBC
Apr 8, 2010 4:30am EDT
. a new problem for toyota. >> it has do with an old e-mail. >> and the confederate controversy, why virginia governor bob mcdonald is apologizing. >>> and emergency workers run into an >>> a bb gun scare led to a scare at a prestigious school in the district and two kids are facing charges. police got a 911 call yesterday morning alerting them to someone holding a gun in a car near st. albans school. the school was locked down as the grounds were searched of the national cathedral where the school is located. >> a subsequent canvas resulted in the discovery of what was believed to be a long gun in the the back of a vehicle on the campus. >> that long gun turned out to be a bb gun. an 18-year-old student and another student were arrested. they're facing charges of illegal possession and illegal transportation of a bb gun. >>> d.c. fire and ems were so overloaded with calls this week that one shooting victim never got an ambulance. he had to ride to the hospital on a fire truck. so what happened and how are emergency crewing going to make sure this don't happen again? news 4's jackie
CNN
Apr 13, 2010 1:00pm EDT
? here's what we got on the run down. toyota's new luxury model suv taken on a test drive. the testers didn't like where they wound up. now they're telling you actually not to buy this. how big a deal is it? i'm going to talk to a top tester at consumer report and a mechanic. >>> plus, does the booef in your fridge contain pesticides, veterinary drugs, even heavy metals? a federal says it might and is blaming the federal government for failing to keep it out of your food supply. >>> also another shake-up in late night. george lopez is getting shaken. this time he's laughing it off. well, maybe. i'll show you what he had to say. >>> but first, don't buy safety risk. those strong and rare words from consumer reports magazine. very trusted source. feeding a public relations nightmare for toyota. carmaker's new luxury suv, the 2010 lexus gx460 is coming under fire for "consumer reports" which says it may be prone to rollovers in merge handling situations. get into what that means in a bit. testers for the magazine say they does covered the problem during the routine test of the suv. that o
CNN
Apr 13, 2010 11:00am EDT
the 2010 lexus gx460 by toyota can spin out, actually spin out in tight turns and can roll over. the magazine is urging people not to buy that particular suv until the problem has been fixed. in a statement, toyota says it is concerned about that finding and will look into it, adding, quote, the gx 460 meets or exceeds all federal government testing requirements. >>> in west virginia, the focus shifts from recovery to investigation. early this morning crews brought out the last nine bodies of the 29 miners killed and yesterday afternoon, one week after the explosion. a memorial for the miners at the state capital. a moment of silence and expressions of gratitude. >> all of the people who came forward to help during that period of time, all of the people that gave of themselves and so much to make sure that they could ease the pain. >> no word yet on when investigators will go inside the upper big branch mine. a couple offed spacecraft almost became their floating tomb. apollo 13 astronauts remember their unlucky mission 40 years ago this week. >>> a spring snowstorm targets the
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 3:05am EDT
terrorist trials should be held in civilian court. >>> toyota says it will temporarily stop selling the lexus gx-460 after consumer reports said the suv carried an unusually high risk of rollover accident during certain types of turns. it's the first time in ten years "consumer reports" has recommended against buying a specific car. >> reporter: watch what happens when the lexus gx-460 comes into a curve too quickly and the test driver tries to slow down by taking his foot off the gas. the rear tires slide out, resulting in a long, uncontrolled skid. "consumer reports" warns the suv could roll over. >> i've been here at "consumer reports" for 11 years. i've never seen an suv do anything this bad. >> reporter: fisher told me the suv's electronic responsibility control, designed to stop skids and rollovers, did kick in. but too late. it's a pretty drastic recommendation, don't buy this vehicle. >> yeah, it's been almost ten years since we've actually put a do not buy designation on any vehicle that we've tested. so this really is a serious concern. >> reporter: in a statement, toyota
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
for them yesterday. investigators blame the crash on pilot error. >>> toyota's up scale lexus gx 460 has been given a don't-buy rating by consumer reports. it is said the vehicle traction control cannot stop the vehicle from rolling over. it's the first time in nine years consumer reports has issued that warning. toyota said they conducted similar tests and didn't find that problem and meets or exceeds all of the government federal testing. >>> coming up at 9:00 we'll talk with a representative from toyota and we'll see if they are able to offer insight into the latest issue for the automaker. >>> first lady michelle obama makes a surprise stop off in her first solo international trip. >>> and west virginia governor calling for an independent investigation into the deadly mine explosion. >>> and coming up next, the district looking to raise parking fees and fines to raise much-needed revenue for the city. officials say it's to help encourage good driving but triple-a said it's unfair. lon anderson from triple-a atlantic will join us to explain that view. time now 7:11. it's 45 degrees. 
FOX
Apr 8, 2010 5:00am EDT
against cheating. >>> there are new concerns aboutited to toyota's public image after a questionable e- mail from one top official to another is exposed. he wrote an. mail obtained by the associated press that says, quoted, the time to hide this one is over. the u.s. public relations executive irv miller wrote the note on january 16th, dave days before they announced a massive recall. the obama administration fined toyota $16 million for not alerting government officials quickly enough. no word on whether toyota plans to pay the fine or fight it. >>> whitney houston is in a paris hospital i'm spokesperson for the sing are claims she has an upper respiratory infection. the illness is forcing houston to tea lay her european tour. insiders are already wondering if he will be ready to perform. >>> the ipad not performing so well so far. now, the computer giant is making an admission. >>> the heat will object for one more day before some changes come to our forecast. we are checking the forecast plus your thursday commute all coming up next. you take a look at traffic out on the beltway at
CBS
Apr 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
toyota announced a massive recall, a u.s. company executive wrote in an internal e-mail, quote, we need to come clean about accelerator problems. toyota's recently retired group wrote the time to hide on this one is over. the internal e-mail came as toyota officials were on their way to washington to discuss the problems with federal regulators. >> extra doses of antioxidant vitamins do not help cut the chances of one of the most dangerous complications of pregnancy. it's a potentially deadly spike in blood pressure that can spike as the pregnancy increases. this nih funded study that is out in the new england journal of medicine says the supplements don't make a difference. so, the take home message to women, stick to your prenatal multivitamin. >>> the debate over autism and vaccines keeps on going. despite a recent court ruling and a lot of scientific evidence that found no connection between the two. a local group of experts address the controversy today and what they call a dangerous movement against vaccines. peggy fox reports. >> katherine believes without a doubt that her son
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 4:25am EDT
.  >>> welcome back. there is more bad news for toyota. its upscale lexus suv was hit with a safety rating so bat that consumers being told not to buy it. it was given a don't buy rating from consumer reports. this is the first time in nine years the group has issued that warning. lexus has stopped selling the vehicle t says engineers conducted similar tests and didn't find that problem. it also says the lexus gs 460 meets or exceeds all of the federal government's testing. stay with us. in our 9:00 hour, a representative from toyota will join us live hoping to give us more insight into the latest development. we'll ask her about it. >>> president barack obama will travel to poland today this weekend to attend the state funeral for the polish president. the president and his wife died in a plane crash on saturday along with 94 other people. the victims included 18 lawmakers. yesterday, dignitaries attended a mass to honor those who died. >>> first lady michelle obama made an unannounced visit to earthquake ravaged haiti. she and jill biden took a helicopter tour of the area of port-au-prince. the
NBC
Apr 17, 2010 7:00am EDT
a toyota, there is more important news this morning. yet another recall, this time it involves 600,000 sienna minivans and we'll also look into the consumer reports "don't by" recommendation. >>> and a new biography out on the life of oprah winfrey. we'll tell you what it talk about past and present. >>> let's get start on the latest on the eruption of that volcano and the cloud of ash that continues to cause so much disruption in europe and beyond. we begin with chris jansing in iceland. chris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, lester, and activity at the volcano actually seems to be increasing, at least according to scientists at the university of iceland. if you look behind me, you can see just how big this ash plume has gotten. the good news is that the cloud cover has ended so scientists can look at the volcano from the air. they can look at how much of that glacier has melted, a crucial indication on how long the travel disruptions might last. by night fall friday, the volcano was again showing its power. it was an ominous dark plume filled with ash. this farmer
ABC
Apr 15, 2010 7:00am EDT
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ABC
Apr 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
about toyota's troubles. but what happens with the millions of other cars made by other companies that have been recalled but never repaired? could you be driving one of them and not even know it? we'll tell you how to find out. >> lexus being recalled, as well. >>> we're going to start with the video causing outrage this morning. it appears to show riot police in maryland, wailing on a student, who is doing nothing more than celebrating a basketball victory. that has the fbi's attention. and pierre thomas has more. >> reporter: march 3rd, near the university of maryland's campus, after a big basketball win over duke. students break out in the streets to celebrate, with some getting rowdy, pulling down signs, as one of them takes this video. watch what happens when this student, who at first is doing a silly dance, apparently gets too close to this mounted officer. police pounce, slamming the student against the wall. you can hear the sound of the batons hitting, as the police deliver blow after blow, on 21-year-old john mckenna. justifiable force? or was this excessive? an unprov
WHUT
Apr 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
. the decision comes after the country's deadliest civil violence in almost two decades. toyota is in the spotlight again. the japanese carmaker has halted sales of its lexus gx 460 in the united states. the report came after the consumer reports gave the vehicle a rare don't buy safety risk rating. it says the lexus may be prone to rollover. it was determined to identify and correct the issue. back to you, george. >> lucy, thank you. the mystery of the disappearing president deepens. in an interview with the bbc, nigeria's acting leader, goodluck jonathan, has said he hasn't heard from or met the country's ailing president since being disappointed to oversee the government way back in february. plagued with ill health, president umaru yar'adua has not been seen in public since last november. >> it was on his first trip to washington as nigeria's acting head of state that goodluck jonathan revealed he's had no direct contact with president yar'adua. nobody knows his exact state of health, but speaking to the bbc's service, goodluck jonathan says he hasn't seen or spoken to the p
MSNBC
Apr 13, 2010 1:00pm EDT
.com and in sunday's paper. >>> topping the headlines right now, in a new blow to toyota, consumer reports is giving its luxus a rare don't buy warning. tests show it is acceptable to rollovers. >>> the polish parliament held a special ceremony to honor lawmakers killed in the crash in russia. >>> and as mourning continues, the state funeral for the president and first lady of poland is scheduled for sunday. >>> kyrgyzstan's leader says the abase will be allowed to remain, but manas still remains suspended indefinitely and the president could resign as early as today. he told reporters that he will retire if security is not -- >>> china is stepping closer to backing a fourth round, but doubts its long time trade partner is ready to cooperate with the united states. william cohen served as defense secretary in the clinton administration and is a frequent traveler to china. just back from china not too long ago. here we are at the nuclear summit and one of the big pluses was that the president did meet with president hu. president hu said they would talk at the united nations about sanctions, but abou
FOX
Apr 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
decree he called a major omission. >>> new information about the discussion among toyota's higher-ups before the company went public with problems about its accelerator pedal. we are back with more after this. alright kid, let's get ready for this morning's quiz. christopher columbus sailed the ocean blue... in 14 hundred and 92. nice! follow me, the missouri river is this way! lewis and clark expedition of 1804. oh, he'll never get this. magellan, 1520. awww, my 8 layers must've given it away. help keep your kid full and foced with 8 filling layers... of whole grain fiber found in kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats® cereal. this is one giant leap for mini-kind™. keeps 'em full. keeps 'em focused. hoo hooo! >>> the taliban has released a video of an american soldier captured in afghanistan. it shows the 4-year-old doing exercises to demonstrate that he is in good physical condition. the date of the footage is not known. >>> toyota is being called into question once again, this time for a message sent from one executive to another. in an e-mail obtained by the associated press, the
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
lane. >>> we have yet another consumer alert involving toyota. there is a warning about its upscale lexus suv. consumer reports gave the electric us gs 460 a safety rating so bad that consumers are being told not to buy. it the group says the vehicle's electronic traction control doesn't react quickly enough and can't stop the vehicle from rolling over. this is the first time in nine years the group has issued that warning. electric us has stopped selling the vehicle but it does insist the gs 460 meets or exceeds awful federal government's testing. coming up later in the 9:00 hour, stay tuned because we'll have a representative from toyota joining us live. we'll be ask her about this late development. >>> and we all have a consumer alert about the beef you eat. the usda says that beef could be filled with pest advisory, vet theiry drugs and heavy metals. cattle producers already screen for bacteria con tam nafnts like e. coli and salmonella and they could soon be testing for chemicals as well. the epa and fda have to set up acceptable levels. -- they already screen for bacteria cont
CBS
Apr 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
-460 because of safety problems and now toyota told lexus dealers to stop selling the 2010 suv until the problem is fixed. in one of consumer reports emergency handling tests the suv was shown losing control in a way that could lead to a rollover, raising the risk of serious injury or death. toyota is providing a loaner car for drivers too concerned to continue to driving the gs- 460. the don't buy warning is a rarity from consumer reports. >>> fewer people are having trouble paying the mortgage. the share of people below in their mortgages dropped in the first quarter. it is a sign that the foreclosure progress has peak. a government watch dog found 169,000 homeowners have received long-term help. ten foreclosures for every home saved. >>> your twitter account could look different. get ready for ads. they will run on the top of search results. spahn twitter is trying to figure out how to make money off of the 70 million users. still no business plan for twitter but think could change things. >> could bring in a lot of money. thank you. >>> 140 characters at a time, the royal shakesp
MSNBC
Apr 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
. we'll read that e-mail next block. >> i think the reverend was correct. >>> toyota is temporarily halting sales of the gx460 after there was a warninging don't buy. electronic controls took too long to kick in after it slid out of control in sharp turns. consumer reports says that could lead to rollover accidents. toyota has already recalled 8 million cars and trucks will now be conducting its own tests. >>> here we go. i hope this script has been -- a. >> oh, my. >> a male aide has filed a sexual harassment complaint, alleging he groped and propositioned him. the aide says -- >> routinely made gestures implying that he wanted to have oral -- >> no, no, no, no, no, it's the morning. why does it have to say that? >> internal documents three months after massa was elected. his young male employee began complaining to supervisors that massa was making aggressive sexual overtones to him. ethics committee is investigating how democratic leaders handled the investigation after they forced a house vote demanding the probe. >> the probe? >> mika, what's next? >> who's writing this? >> ano
MSNBC
Apr 14, 2010 9:00am EDT
. well, coming here on "the daily rundown," toyota hits the brakes on the lexus sub. and arizona makes a landmark decision on illegal immigration. plus, in today's decision "2010" is, a conservative outsider about to spoil bill mccollom's race for governor in florida? but first, otr. let's add yet another acronym to our lexicon, chuck. there's kind of a debate amongst those of us that cover the white house about what otr stands for. >> is it off the record or on the run? whatever it stands for, here's what it is. an unannounced stop that the president makes or sometimes the first lady, not on the official schedule. commonly in this white house, it can be to a burger joint. here's the president on an otr at ray's burger. very smart choice for an otr in arlington, virginia. maybe if i do this plug, it will get me a free burger at some point there. they have this incredible pate burger. this is "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. >> it looks really good. >> it is so bad for you but so good. we know why we're here. to chart a greener path in the air... and in our factories. to find cleaner,
MSNBC
Apr 14, 2010 3:00pm EDT
. acceptpay. invoice digitally. get paid faster. only from american express open. if toyota gets credit for being the most fuel efficient car company in america, well, then how do you explain all this? chevy malibu, cobalt, silverado, and the all-new equinox. compare them to anyone. may the best car win. >>> these are the stories that we are following at this hour. >> boston, if anyone knows how to throw a tea party, it is you. >> partying like it's 1773. sarah palin leading a new boston tea party. the kickoff to a series of tax day protests nationwide. >>> president obama trying to keep democrats united would pass a bill to keep wall street in line as republicans claim it just leads to a huge government slush fund. and the toughest antiimmigration law ever. one state passing a bill that advocates for illegal immigrants have said so far goes too far. >>> plus a looming shortage of doctors. could your primary care physician be an endangered species? good day. i'm peter alexander in new york. this breaking news is coming to us from south boston, massachusetts. these are the latest live pi
CBS
Apr 1, 2010 4:00am EDT
numbers today. analysts betting most companies will post gains. we heard from toyota at new york's auto show. a top executive said incentives pushed sales 40% higher in march. >>> amazon bracing for the ipad. the retailers struck new e book pricing deals with two major publish is days before apple's launch of the new tablet computer expected to take business away from kindle. dema apple already made similar deals. home buyer tax credit expires at the end of april sparked a rush in mortgage applications last week. industry reports says home loan applications rose 7%. largest number of applications since october 2009. and this is census day the government hopes you will return the forms. there are scam artists sending out fony forms to try to steal your personal information. the paper work will never ask for your social security number, bank account information or signature. if you think you are scammed contact your bank credit bureaus and local authorities. everybody could be a scam. you have to be careful. >>> just ahead on the morning news f
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